The force behind Cyrus Jirongo running for the presidency
By Paul Baraza
| May 9th 2017
United Democratic Party (UDP ) leader Cyrus Jirongo has decided to go for the top-most seat in the country. This is after he was cleared by IEBC to contest for the presidency.
Jirongo said that Mudavadi and Wetang’ula were cheated and shortchanged in the Nasa deal. According to him, he knew that Mudavadi was going to be named the NASA's flagbearer but unfortunately it never materialised.
The former Lugari MP said that as a president, he is going to address serious issues affecting this country. He refuted claims that he is a Jubilee mole saying that as a leader he stands a better chance of liberating Kenyans and giving the country a better future.
He also said that he gave Raila a chance to convince him why he should join NASA but he failed to convince him. This pushed him to mobilise resources to run for the presidency.
In addition, he said that he thought NASA and Jubilee will unite all the tribes in Kenya but the two political divides have failed to do so.
According to him his party has accommodated all the tribes in Kenya and will unite all Kenyans. Jirongo believes that his running mate from Rift valley will help him get the community’s support.
Jirongo joins a list of other eight president aspirants who want to oust President Uhuru come August 8th. The other presidential candidates include, Uhuru Kenyatta-Jubilee Party, Raila Odinga-NASA, senator Kennedy Mong’are – Federal Party of Kenya Professor Michael Wainaina – Independent Presidential Candidate, Peter Ondeng – Restore and Build Kenya Party,Abduba Dida – Tunza Coalition , Nazlin Omar – Independent Presidential Candidate, Joe Nyagah – Independent Presidential Candidate and Ekuru Aukot – Third way Alliance Party.
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